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rank

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of rank

  1. 1 growing thickly and vigorously covered with trumpet vines so rank you couldn't see the trellis beneath them Synonyms of rank lush, luxuriant, prosperous, rampant, weedy Words Related to rank lavish, profuse; overgrown, overrun, verdant; close, dense, tangled, thick Near Antonyms of rank dormant; blighted, stunted Antonyms of rank sparse

  2. 2 having an unpleasant smell smokes rank cigars that usually send me running for fresh air Synonyms of rank fetid, foul, frowsty [chiefly British], frowsy (or frowzy), funky, fusty, musty, noisome, malodorous, reeking, reeky, ripe, smelly, stenchy, stinking, stinky, strongWords Related to rank putrid, rancid, skunky, stale; bad, disgusting, offensive, repulsive, revolting, vile; decayed, decaying, decomposed, decomposing, rotted, rotten, rotting, spoiled, spoiling; dirty, filthy, nasty, noxious; odiferous, odoriferous, odorousNear Antonyms of rank flowery, fruity, spicy, woodsyAntonyms of rank ambrosial, aromatic, fragrant, perfumed, redolent, savory (also savoury), scented, sweet

  3. 3 very noticeable especially for being incorrect or bad the article about fairy tales was full of rank errors, such as a reference to “Cinderella biting into the poisoned apple” Synonyms of rank blatant, conspicuous, flagrant, glaring, gross, obvious, patent, pronounced, egregious, strikingWords Related to rank arresting, clear, distinct, dramatic, emphatic, evident, eye-catching, marked, notable, noticeable, outstanding, plain, prominent, remarkable, salient, showy, splashy; absolute, arrant, downright, out-and-out, outright, sheer, stark, utter; detectable, discernible (also discernable), observable, perceptible, visible; abominable, atrocious, awful, deplorable, execrable, heinous, lousy, monstrous, outrageous, preposterous, shameful, shocking, terrible, wretchedNear Antonyms of rank imperceptible, inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, slight, small, trifling, trivial; concealed, hidden, invisible

  4. 4 having no exceptions or restrictions a sidewalk sale of art works by rank amateurs Synonyms of rank all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, absolute, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryWords Related to rank authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms of rank doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain


rank

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rank

  1. 1 the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement attained the highest rank in the Freemasons Synonyms of rank degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, ranking, reach(es), rung, situation, standing, station, status, stratum Words Related to rank condition, estate, order, walk; capacity, function; rating

  2. 2 high position within society remembered as a woman of rank who socialized only with other members of the elite Synonyms of rank class, dignity, fashion, quality, standing, state Words Related to rank gentility, gentleness, nobility, nobleness; grandness, highness, loftiness; distinction, dominance, precedence, preeminence, primacy, superiority; caste, station, status; preferment Near Antonyms of rank debasement, degradation; subordinateness, subordination; baseness, commonness, inferiority, lowliness, lowness

  3. 3 a series of people or things arranged side by side rank upon rank of cavalry came thundering down the hill Synonyms of rank bank, rowWords Related to rank chain, column, cue, file, line, procession, queue, range, string, train; echelon, tier; array, concatenation, sequence

  4. 4 usually ranks pl  one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic this book will someday join the ranks of the world's great novels Synonyms of rank bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, class(s), rubric, set, species, tier, typeWords Related to rank description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title


rank

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rank

  1. 1 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes my favorite pitcher ranks first in the league for number of consecutive outs Synonyms of rank be, grade, place, rate, stand Words Related to rank seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate

  2. 2 to arrange or assign according to type most critics would rank him among our best actors Synonyms of rank assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, classify, relegate, separate, sort, typeWords Related to rank array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms of rank confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype



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